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:00. >>> the head of the cia brought down by a dark secret. tonight we are learning how the fbi stumbled upon his extramarital affair. thanks for staying with us. i'm will thomas. the resignation of general david petraeus has left a lot of questions about possible security breaches and the future of the benghazi hearings. fox's nicole collins starts our coverage tonight. >> reporter: cia director general david petraeus stepping down admitting he had an extramarital affair. the retired four star general saying in a letter to cia employees, "such behavior is unacceptable both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours." >> he has led america through some very, very difficult times. i think many of us are surprised that these kinds of things happen. >> reporter: the general's affair with his biographer paula broadwell was revealed in the course of an fbi investigation. according to her website, she of embedded with him in afghanistan from july, 2010 to july, 2011. general petraeus has been married for nearly 40 years to holly petraeus. they met when he was a cadet at west point
of former cia director david petraeus. they want to know why they weren't told sooner and if national security was ever compromised. fox 5's melanie alnwick has more. >> reporter: david petraeus was due to testify this week. now, some members of congress are questioning the timing of the cia director's resignation. the affair between david petraeus and paula broadwell, the woman who wrote his biography, was uncovered during and fbi investigation into harassing e-mails. a family friend contacted the fbi about those anonymous threatening e-mails which the fbi then traced to broadwell. lawmaker believe the investigation went on for several months and they are asking why they weren't informed earlier. according to the "washington post," petraeus had visited benghazi to find out what happened in the attack. now, with his sudden resignation, his deputy director will testify instead. >> we have a national security failure along in the making. i do want see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> b
this morning. former cia director petraeus giving testimony this morning at 8:30. >> today's testimony is not about the extramarital affair that cost him his job. lawmakers want to know what they can tell them about the deadly u.s. consulate attack in libya. as doug luzader reports now, they'll ask if his testimony matches other top officials'. >> reporter: this is all going to be behind closed doors ns about his personal life, today the questions are going to focus on the benghazi attack and specifically whether the petraeus version of events matches what we heard again and again from u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice in the aftermath. former cia director david petraeus has been here on capitol hill time and time again. but today before the senate and house intelligence committee is shrouded in secrecy. he may have a blow by blow attack on what happened in benghazi, libya, that led to the death of four americans, including the u.s. ambassador. >> director petraeus went to the people, as i understood it, that were involved. so the oppo
of the cia in september of 2011. in a statement late this afternoon the president thanked petraeus for his service adding, quote, i have the outmost confidence in acting director michael morel and the men and women who work every day to keep our nation safe. going forward, my thoughts and prays are with dave and holly petraeus who have done so much to help military families that their own work. petraeus took every the cia in september of 2011. of course, the political implications of all of this cannot be overlooked. the obama administration was already under intense scrutiny following the benghazi attack and possible leaks of intelligence information from operations in yemen. new questions now likely are to surface whether or not petraeus' affair may have compromised his position over the last years. >> there is also the issue of the fiscal cliff. both president obama and house speaker john boehner today came out warning the consequences of not reaching a deal would be devastating to the u.s. economy but they don't have a lot of time here. >> no, they don't. the president spoke on this to
into three parked cars and took off on foot. >> the cia sex scandal again, our top story this morning. there is a closed door hearing by the senate intelligence committee up on capitol hill today. >> the head of the committee says cia director david patraeus will not testify but could be called for future hearings. spotted the woman at the center of the scandal in dc yesterday. paula broadwell is staying at her brother's home. the other woman is claiming she has diplomatic immunity. called police to report a man on her property and saying she is an honorary council general. it's given for her role as an unpaid social planner. we will learn more about jill kelley coming up at 9:30 this morning. >> president obama is giving first full press conference in more than 8 months later this afternoon. and the patraeus resignation is expected to dominate the questions from reporters. other issues include the attack on the embassy in benghazi that led to the assassination. and the fiscal cliff if the white house and congress cannot agree. the economy will surely go back into recession. >> we'll
this morning, former cia chief david petraeus is testifying on capitol hill right now. >> he is answering questions about the deadly consulate attack in libya, while questions still swirl around his affair with paula broadwell. sarah is back with more on today's testimony. hi, sarah. >> hi. petraeus is set to give testimony in two closed door hearings before the senate and house intelligence committee. but general petraeus is not talking about the sex scandal. he is attending classified hearings today about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that led to the deaths of the american ambassador to libya and three others. lawmakers say he might can give more details about what happened because petraeus was on a fact finding mission to libya a few weeks ago. tensions remain high with republicans blaming the president and democrats warning republicans not to jump to conclusions. >> barack obama was no more responsible for what happened in benghazi than george bush was for september 11th. >> what is clear is this administration, including the president himself, has intentionally misinfo
the library, there is another 25- minute wait, cia -- they say, it's going to be a long night for them. if you're in line by 9:00, can you still get inside and vote. if you haven't come down, please do so. you have ample time. it's going to be chilly. brian? >> all right. >>> coming up on the special edition of the news edge, religion and the 2012 election. take a look at the candidates' belief and how religion can impact the vote on tuesday. >>> we're tracking the weather for election day. will it be stormy in parts of the u.s.? we're watching the news edge you decide 2012. we'll be right back. ight back. . >>> the subject hasn't been talked about much. can you thank the candidates themselves. >> it was always the case for the men running for president. religion and talkers tonight. >> reporter: they barely mention it now. before they became the nominees, the respect of the political parties, barack obama and mitt romney were more talkative about the ideas on religion. we're getting another taste to it now in two old videos that are trending on the internet. first off, mitt romney appeared on
-locate to the annex, talking about the cia annex. if the security environment downgraded suddenly. it also revealed that they were concerned about the trustworthiness of the libyan militia. the 17 february brigade, which is protecting the consulate. noting that, quote, certain sectors of the 17 february brigade were hesitant to share information with the americans. one republican senator said the obama administration wanted to believe that libya was safe enough to keep a smaller security footprint there. >> this has been the story of libya for months. the people on the ground in libya are begging and pleading for additional security. they're being denied additional security. military and civilian security. u.s. security because we wanted to, quote, normal lives relationships with libyan government that didn't exist in ben gauzy. >> reporter: senator graham and fellow republican senators john mccain and kelayotte are calling for a select committee of lawmakers to investigate the attack. the obama administration said that it wants to make an independent review. in the meantime, the president's team a
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